C.H.I.P. Community Housing Improvement Program Official County Office/Service
What is C.H.I.P?
The Community Housing Improvement Program, better known as “C.H.I.P”, is a government grant established for communities offering low to moderate income households help with their home improvements
What’s Available through
a C.H.I.P Program
The purpose of this program is to Rehabilitate single-family housing units, which are owned and occupied by low to moderate-income households.
Eligible items for this program include installation and/or
repairs to foundations, roofs, gutters, electrical upgrades, plumbing, furnaces, hot water heaters, insulation, windows, doors, accessibility improvements and lead based paint reduction.
This program is to provide home repairs to eligible single family housing units, which are owned and occupied by low to moderate income households.
Eligible items for the program include roofs, handicapped accessibility, water taps, septic repairs or replacements.
(aka Home Buyers Assistance)
The purpose of this to assist eligible low to moderate income households in purchasing and rehabilitating modest, affordable, single family housing units to be used as their residence.
Eligible items for this program include down payment/ closing assistance and items covered under owner rehabilitation program.
Household income is determined by the total gross income for the last completed year reported on federal tax forms by all household members, 18 years of age or older, living in the home. Applicable forms include IRS 1040, W2’s, SSA 1099 and others. Proof of current income must also be provided to ensure eligibility at the time of application and to determine an income projection for the next twelve months.
How Much Can I Get?
The program does not guarantee funding to everyone that applies….so you may get nothing. However, if you qualify, the program may provide funds up to $ 35,000 per home for Owner Rehabilitation Program, up to $ 8,000 per home for the Home Repair Program and up to $5,000 per home for the Home Buyers Assistance Program. Funding priority is determined by the program guidelines, which include household income, the priority rating of your home, your housing needs and availability of funds.
Adams County Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP), sponsored by HUD, ODOD and The Adams County Commissioners, is committed to promoting quality housing to protect the heath and safety of eligible residents of Adams County.
Address: 215 North Cross Street - Suite 101 West Union, Ohio 45693 Directions/Map
GIS - Geographic Information System Mapping County partner or private-sector
Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer-based tool that is used to create a vast database of information compiled from various county agencies to build maps and track information. GIS is an essential instrument in building a united government.
The Adams Soil and Water Conservation District GIS office is committed to coordinating with and supporting all Adams County offices in an effort to maximize the use and availability of this versatile tool.
Earth Resources Information Network (ERIN) is an evolving network of tools that facilitate inclusion of Ohio’s soil, water and natural resource data into private and public land use decisions.
ERINprovides this data in a single location, with a simple format and in conjunction with powerful analysis tools. Analysis tools include measure, selection, and terrain analysis tools. Maps can be customized with text, images and shapes.Work created while using the ERIN GIS can be saved or shared with others.
The "dig" and "survey" reports can get you soils, floodplain, DRASTIC, census and much more information quicker than you can get a cup of coffee! Simply visit OhioERIN.com and click on the "dig and survey reports". The "before you start" video will give you a 3 minute tutorial on creating these reports.
ERIN is brought to you by the Adams Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and the Ohio Division of Soil and Water Resources.